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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,251 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,251
Reviews: 1,233
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 52
Gots: 293 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000)
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Photo of Phocion
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours into a pint glass ruby brown with a solid frothy finger of khaki head. Moderate retention and solid lacing.

Aroma is nutty and roasted malts. Coffee and brown sugar are prevalent. Slightly grainy.

Flavor is very roasty and grainy. Mild astringency. Dry sourness, hints of coffee and dark fruit.

Somewhat thin body with low-moderate carbonation. Very slick, oily mouthfeel, unlike the creaminess that is to be expected from the style.

Meh, it's better than Guinness Draught, but it's average at best. If you're already a Guinness fan, you'll probably like it, but otherwise pass.

Phocion, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Goobastic, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

laxguy13, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

whallgren, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

doof116, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Pellinore1, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

captainbearcat, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

asoleilg, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ashtricks, Nov 23, 2011
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1/5  rDev -73%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Exiled, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

RoryOMoore, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

scootercrabb, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

kingstonma, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a dimpled Guinness mug. Appearance is a rich tar black, with a cookie dough coloured head. Slight dissipation, and minimal but sticky lacing. Smells acidic and dry, hoppy? Slightly bitter. Tastes very bitter and crisp? No as malty or chocolatey as I expected. A very sharp hop taste. There are tastes missing here. The mouthfeel is slightly watery. Overall, I'm disappointed. I've had this beer other times and have been wowed. Today, not so much. It's dry and carbonated. There's a sterility about it I don't like. There's a sour hoppiness about it that doesn't feel right. Very dry though. A must try for stout folks, but I just don't drink this beer much, if ever.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

djrn2, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

vicsju1991, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

nh2032, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Golfman1, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Nightrain87, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jmdrpi, Nov 19, 2011
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,251 ratings.